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Sunday, September 27, 2020

World Of Good Masculine Birthday Card

 Happy Sunday Stamping Friends! Today I am sharing a masucline birthday card.  I love the World Of Good Bundle in the Annual Catalog.  Even though I would love to buy every stamp set in the catalog, reality is that I cant. So, as much as I like this bundle,  I do not have this stamp set or the dies.  But I DO have the designer series paper, World of Good DSP.  This is perfect because I can still use this theme with just the paper!  Here is what I made:

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I cropped out each pattern with the die from Tasteful Labels Dies.  I glued them onto a layer of Basic Black cardstock with multipurpose liquid glue. This glue allow a little wiggle time before it dries so I can line the papers just so. Then I trimmed it all to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and matted it onto Cinnamon Cider cardbase.   The sentiment layer is Very Vanilla cardstock and the sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. I inked it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. I adhered this layer with Stampin Dimensionals to give it a little pop which you can see in the close up below:

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For the inside of the card, I added a layer of Very Vanilla and a small trim of one of the patterned papers. 

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I love how this card turned out and I am so happy I can still create this worldly theme with just the paper and the other dies/stamps that I have on hand.  Its a pratical way of expanding your creative options without stretching the budget too much!

If you missed my last blog post, I shared a cute picture of the baby kitties that I am currently fostering.  Here is the picture I shared of them.  The little black kitty left this morning for his furrever home so I have 2 left now.  They are so fun and playful! 


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Thank you for reading my blog! Please contact me at bloxiegirl@yahoo.com with any questions, I would be delighted to help you with your stampin adventure!
Nicole

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Birds & Branches Birthday Card

 Hello Stampin Friends!

I have a cute birthday card to share that I made for a friend who loves redbirds.  I used the Birds and Branches bundle.  While this bird is not a true redbird, I did add some Poppy Parade color to resemeble the redbirds. Here is the card I made:


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The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock. The next layer is Whisper White embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing folder. Then I cut out the circle with leaves with the Birds & More dies.  The layer behind the circle is from the In Good Taste DSP.  The bird is stamped with Cinnamon Cider ink and then colored in with Poppy Parade Stampin Write Marker.  I cropped the bird out with the Birds & Mores dies. The flowers are stamped in Poppy Parade ink and cropped out with the Birds & Mores Dies.  I adhered the bird and flowers with Stampin Dimensionals to give them a little lift.  The flowers are embellished with Champagne rhinestones.   The sentiment is from Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, inked with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and punched out with Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment banner is also propped up with Stampin Dimensionals. Here is a close up of the front:

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For the inside of the card, I added a layer of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. 

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If you have been wondering why I havent posted as much recently, here is why!!!  I have been fostering these 3 cute kittens.  They are doing great and are so sweet and playful.  I have a large craft room/workout room where I am keeping them.  I have been getting distracted and playing with them when I am trying to make a card.  Also I am finding I have to put away my things when I'm done stamping!! But its well worth it!  They are 8 weeks old and will be ready to be adopted this weekend!



I hope you enjoyed the card and the pic of the kitties! If you have any questions, please be sure to comment or email me! 
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Thank you for reading my blog! Please contact me at bloxiegirl@yahoo.com with any questions, I would be delighted to help you with your stampin adventure!
Nicole
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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Stampin Up Camouflage Birthday Card

 Hope you are having a great weekend! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card!  I made 2 of them, each a little different so I will show you both and let me know which one you like!  I used Stampin Up's Camouflage background stamp as the focal point and the sentiment comes from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  Here's the first card:


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This card is made with Crumb Cake cardstock for the base card, the next layer is Soft Suede cardstock, and the Camoflauge stamp is inked with Soft Suede and stamped onto Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake and cut with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. The ribbon is the new Embroidered Ribbon from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.   Here's another view of the card so you can see how the layers were adhered. 


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The Soft Suede layer is adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the the camouflage layer is adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.  I made another card just like this but with slightly differerent colors and a different ribbon.  Here is the second version:


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This card also has a base cardstock of Crumb Cake but this card is matted with Mossy Meadow cardstock and the the camouflage background and sentiment are inked with Mossy Meadow as well. The ribbon is from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.  Here is a picture of the inside:


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I saved a scrap piece from cutting the layer on the front of the card to use on the inside on a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. The sentiment is also from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.   This card was quick and easy to make and I plan to make several to have on hand for masculine birthday cards.  What do you think of these colors? I think next I will try pink! It would be a fun girls birthday card as well!



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Thank you for reading my blog! Please contact me at bloxiegirl@yahoo.com with any questions, I would be delighted to help you with your stampin adventure!
Nicole
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stampin Up Jar of Flowers Birthday Card

 Hi Stampers! Hope you are having a good week and that school is going well for those of you with kids in the house! My son started high school in person yesterday and my daughter started her remote learning with her middle school yesterday as well.  Very different scenarios for them so its a little confusing but we are making it work! What else can we do?!  Now I am taking a break from the school craziness to share my latest card.   

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It is a birthday card for a sweet friend using the Jar of Flowers stamp set. I enjoyed making this one because coloring the flowers was very relaxing; just what I needed this week. I got to use my new In Color Stampin Blends to color these flowers!! I love using the Stampin Blends, they are so easy to color with.   The design is inspired from Amy Koender's Inkin Krew Thursdays Blog Hop on 9/3/20.  You can see that here.  I really liked the sketch so I decided to give it a try!  Here is her sketch:




I started with a base card of Thick Whisper White cardstock. For right side panel, I used Flowers for Every Season DSP and a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock cut out with the Ornate Borders Die. On top of that I used Whisper White Cardstock for the large left panel.  I stamped the jar image with Misty Moonlight ink, then the stems with Just Jade ink. I stamped the Just Jade on my grid paper first then on the white cardstock so that it would a ligher shade of Just Jade.  Then I stamped the flowers with Bumbleebee ink.  These stamps are photopolymer (clear) which really helps with aligning them together.    I used the darker shade of each Stampin Blend color to trace the outlines of the flowers and leaves and then used the lighter shade to fill it in (Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, and Magenta Madness).  For the yellow flowers, I used Bumblebee Stampin Write Marker for the outline and Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Marker for the inside.   Here is a close up of the coloring:

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For the sentiment, I first cut Misty Moonlight cardstock with the second smallest rectangle of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Then I cut Whisper White to fit inside the stitched lines.  I used the "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Here's A Card Stamp Set with Magenta Madness ink.   I adhered the sentiment with Stampin Dimensionals to allow it to pop up above the jar.  The bow is  made with the blue and white twine from the Floweres for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.  This twine has a touch of silver in it, its so pretty!  The final step was to add 3 little green pieces from the Flowers for Every Season Gems.  I adhered the ribbon and gems with mini glue dots

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For the inside, I kept it simple with just a strip of the same designer paper at the bottom of the card. 

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It was fun trying to create a card from a design. I like how it challenges me to think differently. I usually want to center everything just so! 

Hope everyone has a great week! Keep hanging in there through whatever craziness you may going through and try to find some time to color or make a card; the creative time helps so much!  


If you have any questions, please be sure to comment or email me! 
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Thank you for reading my blog! Please contact me at bloxiegirl@yahoo.com with any questions, I would be delighted to help you with your stampin adventure!
Nicole
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